Dredging Of River Niger Completed, Channels Open For Use – Official

River-Niger-dredginThe dredging of the River Niger was completed last year and its channels opened for use, General Manager, Corporate Services, National Inland Waterways Authority, Mr Tayo Fadile, has said.

Fadile said this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja.

It would recalled that the Federal Government awarded the N35bn dredging contract to six contractors in 2009.

The contracts, awarded in five slots, covered a distance of about 572 kilometres from Warri in Delta to Baro in Niger state.

Fadile said the arrangements had been completed for movement of goods and human traffic on the waterways.

He commended the federal government for the initiative, noting that when put to proper use, the channel would go a long way to boost water transportation in the country. (NAN)

3 Comments

  • what an easy lie,though idon’nt really know that of warri. but, that of baro/agaie in niger state was never completed. who does the federal gov’t want’t to fool? a contract u awarded and never executed, the dreadging itself was halt at the begining of gej adminstration,all the tools where evacuated from the dredging sites,and even the so called media agents of devils lying on behalf of the gov’t am really sorry for all nigerians

  • Just yesterday I saw white sand on the river at the onitsha end and wondered if this river was ever dredged..now I am reading this…up naija. 35billion naira kai ..money dey dis. Country o

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